Perimenopause – Know the Facts

The term perimenopause refers to the stage of women’s lives leading up to menopause. This period can last anywhere from 2 to 8 years, depending on the individual. Most women begin perimenopause during their early 40s; however, it can start as early as the mid-thirties. During this hormonal decline, your body will begin irregularly producing estrogen, and the resulting symptoms may include:

  • Loss of libido or sexual desire
  • Infertility or decreased fertility
  • Osteoporosis
  • Irritability
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Bladder and vaginal infections
  • Fluctuating cholesterol levels

Perimenopause, like menopause, is a natural stage of women’s lives that is uncomfortable in some cases and debilitating in others. Even if you aren’t experiencing these symptoms, women that are nearing the age of menopause are likely undergoing hormonal changes. If you feel that you are experiencing perimenopause and the symptoms are difficult to manage, contact your healthcare provider to determine your hormone levels, and to learn about different options for enhanced lifestyle support.

Contact Pharmacy Rx Solutions today to find out more about perimenopause and our natural hormone choices.